Hoyer: Our Nation Needs Strategic Border Security Investments, Not More Division and Demagoguery

I joined Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, Representative Xochitl Torres Small, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon this weekend in El Paso, Texas and Sunland Park, New Mexico. Our first stop was a meeting with local immigrant advocates who shared heartbreaking stories of migrants fleeing violence and poverty and were affected by this Administration’s shameful family separation policy.
During the trip, we visited Annunciation House, a non-profit in El Paso providing migrants with essentials like food, shelter, and a roof over their head. We spoke to a family that was separated and discussed how we are fighting for humane immigration policies.
We toured the border with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials and participated in briefings along the way. This photo is from the site where a child migrant, Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, was apprehended. He later died in the Trump Administration’s custody.
We concluded our briefing with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials at an area along the border of New Mexico and Mexico called Monument Three.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store